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Only a Duke Will Do (School For Heiresses #2)

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From New York Times bestselling author and "grand mistress of storytelling" (Romantic Times) Sabrina Jeffries comes the second seductive story in her School for Heiresses Series.

"You can't avoid him forever, Louisa. Just tell him you're not interested, and put an end to it."
-- Mrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress

Marry? Never! It would end Louisa North's work with her l
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ebook, 384 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Shelly
I think this is the 4th time I've read this book! I really do enjoy this series! If you do read this, I highly recommend you start with the Royal Brotherhood series, specifically To Pleasure a Prince so you don't feel lost!

There's not much I don't like about this book, I love that Louisa is her own person, despite the fact she is Prinny's illegitimate daughter and could have a easy life. Instead, after the death of her beloved half-sister in childbirth, she works diligently for prison reform for
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Great way to spend a Saturday evening reading about Simon's determined pursuit of Louisa, and how the pursuer really was the pursued all the time. Simon has some issues from his cruel grandfather that take things to the next emotional level. I'm glad to see that things worked out for Simon and Louisa, and it's so refreshing to read a book with a hero who isn't sleeping with every woman he can prior to the heroine. Simon was a really hot hero, although he tried so hard to keep his emotions under ...more
FlibBityFLooB
I *really* hated this book, and I thought I better at least explain a couple of reasons I didn't like it to justify my rating. So, I'll just name a couple...

1) I felt like I was dropped into the middle of a book when reading the first chapter. It felt like I was supposed to know the characters and backstory already. Perhaps there are some other Sabrina Jeffries books that I haven't read? It made my reading very choppy and unplesant trying to piece together what was going on.

2) Sex scenes with wo
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June
What I learned from this book? To be honest in your relationships, no lies no secrets, put each other first.

I almost gave this book a 3 which is unusual for me. Anything below a 3 to me means I probably did not finish reading it. I really liked this series and that is why I did not give it a 3. I also liked Simon and wanted to hear about Simon and Louisa's story which started in the royal brotherhood series with Regina (Simon's sister) and Draker (Louisa's brother). Louisa got on my nerves.

I don
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ies
Baca ini bukan berasa baca series laen, tp lanjutan Drake - Regina di series sebelumnya hmpfh
Yang udah bacaTo Pleasure a Prince (Royal Brotherhood #2) pasti tau siapa Simon dan Louisa deh, nah buku ini 7th setelah Simon di asingkan oleh Priny atas permintaan Louisa, mereka bertemu lagi dalam keadaan yg berbeda atau itu anggapan keduanya.

Louisa, perawan tua dan seorang aktivis wanita yang ingin melakukan reformasi penjara wanita. Dia ingin merubah nasib para wanita di penjara dan anak-anak mereka
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Sara ♥
This book was fascinating.... the backstory between the hero and heroine... Louisa North, illegitimate daughter of King George, and Simon Tremaine, Duke of Foxmoor. I don't really know how to describe it, since it gets revealed a little at a time throughout the book. But she was in love with him 7 years ago, but he betrayed her for politics (he wants to become Prime Minister, so he's kind of a pawn of the King... since he needs the King's favor)... and he ends up ruling India for 7 years...

Anyw
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Ally72
This is my second "School for Heiresses" book I have read and it just reminded me why I enjoy Sabrina Jeffries' writing so much. It has made me anxious to now read the rest of the books in the series. I like Louisa's character because she was a strong heroine who was not willing to sacrifice what she believed because society (overall) didn't approve of her prison reform efforts. The hero in the story, Simon, was also someone I enjoyed reading about because he overcame a lot of difficulties in hi ...more
Netha
The school for heiresses 2.

sebelum membaca novel ini sebaiknya membaca brotherhood series dulu ya karna buku ini sangat berkaitan erat dengan seri itu.
masih ingat viscount drake?? salah 1 dari 3 illegitimate child of prinny tp ternyata louisa north, adik perempuan drake pun ternyata juga illegitimate prinny (idih menyebarkan benih dimana2 nih).

masih ingat regina tremaine??? yup sekarang adl lady drake, istri viscount drake.
gimana dengan simon tremaine??? kakak regina ini dulu diminta oleh ayah k
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PoligirlReads
I'm givin' a star just for the monkey. Raji was pretty cute.

I have re-discovered Jeffries, and I find that generally, her books are really quite enjoyable. But I have found that when she veers off into the weird psycho-sexual daddy (or in this case, grand-daddy) issues, the books are terrible. The writing becomes distinctly overwrought and downright unpleasant. In scenes that I think were supposed to evoke sympathy, I found myself laughing and rolling my eyes instead. "Training" indeed. Another
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Lexie
Simon! I admit that Simon is my personal favorite of the Heiress men. I think he's a great match for Louisa (and Louisa him) in both temperment and in action. Their (renewed) courtship is sort of a bumblebroth--part revenge, part need for a secure future position, part lust and part affection, every step either takes is rather complicated. Simon's past is a shadowy, cruel tale for much of the story. Bits and pieces are thrown out, and dissected by Louisa, about the 'training' his Grandfather put ...more
Dangermousie
Everyone seems to love Jeffries' To Pleasure a Royal Prince but I spent the book wishing it was about Simon and Louisa (heroine's brother and hero's sister) instead. Luckily for me, with Only a Duke Will Do, I got my wish and I LOVED IT!!!!

Seven years have passed since Simon was exiled to India for wooing Louisa under false pretences in TPARP, but now he is back to discover that from a dreamy, easily-led girl, Lousia has changed into a strong and stubborn prison reformer not particularly interes
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Cheryl
I would give this book a 3.75 if I could, but I rounded up to a 4.

For the first half of the book I really enjoyed it. For the last half, I did a lot of skimming and wondering if it was going to pick back up. Maybe it was all the political stuff going on in it or the way the hero let his dead grandfather's voice in his head make his decisions rather than his heart, or the way the heroine just didn't seem to click for me, I don't know. It just didn't do it for me.

Like I said though, I did really e
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Joy (Cheery♡Reads)
After the somewhat moderate Never Seduce a Scoundrel, I became skeptical and hesitant on continuing the series. I stopped for quite some time and indulge in other HRs. But, eventually, I decided to give the second book a go.

Boy, am I blown away because to be honest, this was one of the most impressive and powerful story I've ever come across, which was very political too. I was surprised that I really enjoyed it because political stories kinda turn me off but Sabrina Jeffries' adept writing mad
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liz
As usual, the title has almost nothing to do with the actual book itself. There are politics! And a monkey! The duke, something of a rogue, has just returned to England after spending years abroad running India, more or less. He's supposed to marry (ie, "tame") the politically-minded women he almost embroiled in scandal before he left. He had a horrible, overbearing grandfather, and of course there are some misunderstandings between duke and lady that leave them thinking they may hate each other ...more
Eviltwinjen
May 07, 2008 Eviltwinjen rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of smutty Regency with plenty of politics
Shelves: romance
In To Pleasure a Prince, Simon Tremaine abandoned Louisa North at the Prince Regent's behest so as not to jeopardize his political ambitions. Now, Louisa's putting herself in danger and causing a minor scandal campaigning for prison reform, and Simon is encouraged to court her again in order to control her--and advance his career. While the book wins points for originality--how many romances discuss prison reform?--it loses them for taking the cliched "hero emotionally scarred by his mean father ...more
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Colantha
Book provided by NetGalley for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

Louisa North is a daughter of the King, and Simon left after things got complicated so when she has to marry him, the sparks fly. Louisa is working hard to save the ladies reform group and it involves going into prison, which is dangerous and Simon has political ambitions. How can Louisa trust that Simon really has feelings for her after they have had to marry for convenience?

Sabrina Jeffries’s
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Nadia
Was swinging between giving it 3 or 4 stars, decided to stay on 3, cause to be fair I liked first one more. Well, if we count that 3 stands for "I liked it" it's not far from the true at all.
To be honest I got pretty tired somewhere in the middle of the story to hear about heroes psychological problems. Well, how else could we call that? Actually, they both are pretty screwed, I'm glad they got their HEA in the end but nevertheless. Well, you can say grandpa was more screwed than they two toget
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Danae
Hot damn! Well written, some coolly constructed sentences, a smoothly flowing narrative, decent build up of social contexts and politics of the time. Topped by a touch-me-and-burn hot hero and heroine. Louisa has been written as a strong minded and strong willed woman who acknowledges and finally faces her fears - three cheers for womanhood! On the other hand, Simon is shown as a more conflicted person caught between his political ambitions and his attraction to Louisa. For all the detail (inclu ...more
Greselley
The best thing a man can ask for in this fickle world is someone to love.”


Sigh * That was what I'm expecting and looking from Sabrina Jeffries! Finally, my patience did already bear its fruit. The book 1 is not really that good, we have to admit that and it didn't create anticipation in the readers to know and read more about the story behind every heiresses introduced-except Venetia and the Scot man who despises her father. I can't even clearly identy each one of them but the fact that this
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Fanny Roswita Ria
Simon, Duke of Foxmoor, seorang yg kembali ke Inggrisn stlh pengasingan 7 tahun akibat skandalnya dg Louisa North, adik dari Drake dan anak haram dari Raja, dimana Simon diminta oleh sang Raja utk mendekati Louisa dlm usahanya menarik ke kerajaan.

Pertemuan pertama mereka tjd di acara dg insiden Raji, monyet peliharaan Simon, yg gemes melihat topi seorang Lady pecinta burung. Seperti dugaan Simon, Louisa semakin matang dan menarik. Selama pengasingannya di India, bayangan Louisa selalu mengisi ha
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Sonja
This was by far my favorite Sabrina Jeffries book yet. I admit I’m a little biased because I love redemption stories, and Simon needed some redeeming. Both characters, Simon and Louisa, were so well-developed I can’t imagine knowing them any better in the span of a novel. Simon was one of the best heroes I’ve read in a while and Louisa was very lovable. If you’re a fan of Sabrina Jeffries, don’t miss this one!
Sabrina
This book was a pretty good book. It gave the reader a mood during the whole story. Also, it gave the reader a attraction. You would never want to stop reading the story. There was no good place to put a bookmark in the book. You just wanted to read the whole thing in one day. Very addictive book!
Danette Steward
It started off good, but then just got boring. I really like the author's writing and style though.
Judy Goodnight
The problem with reading a new-to-you author is that you may start an older series and not realize that you really need to have read an even older series first. Or, in this case, on the two pages that showed the family tree, there should have been a warning: STOP! Go read the prince series first!

Other than being rather confused by not knowing what the backstory was for these characters, I thought both Simon and Louisa were extraordinary characters who finally battle their way through to a well-d
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Dilla Nanditya
Aku baca buku ini dengan urutan yang aneh. Aku mengawali kisah dari tengah-tengah, adegan Simon dan Louisa berkendara di dalam kereta dan terus membaca sampai tamat dan mengakhiri kisah pada adegan sebelum Simon dan Louisa berkendara di dalam kereta.

Well, tapi aku tetap suka. Aku suka Simon dan aku suka Louisa dan aku baru sadar di tengah-tengah cerita (yang mana akhirnya hampir mendekati akhir) bahwa kisah ini ada hubungannya dengan seri Sabrina Jeffries yang lain, yaitu Royal Brotherhood.

HIDUP
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Tonileg
Historical English romance with Miss Louisa North who is the illegitimate daughter of the King who tries to make her life meaningful by charitable works while trying to get prison reform pushed through Parliament politics. The Duke of Foxmoor, Simon Tremain has been exiled to India for the past seven years because of his try at romance with Louisa so here starts the second chances plot to this romance story where everyone has multiple alternative motives because of political intrigue at the high ...more
Luvmyfamily
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Joy
I've been intrigued with Louisa and Simon's story a long time now ever since reading about Draker and Regina's story. That one was one of my faves in the Royal Brotherhood series, because I loved the dragon viscount and Regina.

The setting here was after seven years, Louisa has now grown into a sophisticated woman, and Simon is now the Duke of Foxmoor, battle-hardened, and more dangerous. They still have that magic spark between them and the sexual chemistry was palpaable.

I loved how Sabrina Jeff
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Cynthia
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Angela Noviana
Kalau yang sudah baca seri Royal Brotherhood tentunya sudah mengenal kedua karakter utama di buku ini. Louisa adalah adik Drake dan Simon adalah adik Regina, istri Drake. Aku sendiri udah lupa cerita tentang Regina dan Drake. Hahahahha... Tapi aku ingat dengan jelas kalau Simon diasingkan ke India dan tujuh tahun kemudian, dia kembali....

Simon tak mengharapkan dia langsung bertemu dengan Louisa pada pesta pertamanya, tapi apa mau dikata kalau Raji membuatnya bertemu dengan wanita itu. Semakin ca
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of 36 novels and 9 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 7 million books i ...more
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Other Books in the Series

School For Heiresses (6 books)
  • Never Seduce a Scoundrel (School for Heiresses #1)
  • Beware a Scot's Revenge (School for Heiresses, #3)
  • Let Sleeping Rogues Lie (School for Heiresses, #4)
  • Don't Bargain with the Devil (School for Heiresses, #5)
  • Wed Him Before You Bed Him (School For Heiresses, Book 6)
The Truth About Lord Stoneville (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #1) One Night with a Prince (Royal Brotherhood, #3) How to Woo a Reluctant Lady (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #3) A Lady Never Surrenders (Hellions of Halstead Hall #5) A Hellion in Her Bed (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #2)

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